BLUE BOLT ARC GUN
Mass: 10 kg
Length: 85 cm
Payload: Electrical Arc
Clip/charge Size: 12 shots
Clip/charge Cost: $250
Skill: Modern Ranged Weapons - Rifle
The Blue Bolt has an unusual feature not found on many arc guns - a
wireless taser setting. When it's activated, the gun's laser marker
measures the target's surface resistance and calculates an appropriate
stun charge. In taser mode, the Blue Bolt inflicts d8+1s/2d6s/2d6+2s
for an Ordinary, Good, or Amazing success on the attack skill check.
Switching from taser mode to normal operation requires an action.
This weapon is one of the most under-rated guns I have ever seen. Let's
take alook at what I like about this weapon. First of all, it has an
accuracy bonus (-1 step) which makes a big difference to new characters
with a low rifle skill. Second, it does Good damage, which means it
upgrades the damage ever times it hits, doing on average d8w, not too
shabby. Next, the taser setting makes this gun perfect for those
"capture the bad guy" missions where your not suppose to hurt him (too
badly anyways). I just love rolling 2d6 for damage, and that is what is
going to be rolled on average in the taser setting for stun damage.
Lastly, this weapon makes a perfect signature weapon for re-occuring NPC arch-nemesis because you do not want to give a player killer weapon to a guy who shows up every second adventure and another player dies. Just imagine what this weapon looks like in battle, lightning streaking from your manical evil genious NPC, and it does enough damage to drop PC's but not enough to put them at death's door every time. All in
all, I give this weapon a 8 and 1/2 on my scale of cool weapons.
--Webmaster Cool LMJ
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